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On the Social Contract
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date April 26, 2011
Pages 104
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781461078326
ISBN-10 1461078326
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Original list price $7.75
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778) was a major philosopher of 18th-century Romanticism. His political philosophy heavily influenced the French Revolution, as well as the American Revolution and the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.

ON THE SOCIAL CONTRACT, OR PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL RIGHT is the book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way in which to set up a political community in the face of the problems found in commercial society.

This book was a progressive work that helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in France, along with the rest of Europe, and beyond. It argued against the idea that rulers were divinely empowered to legislate; as Rousseau asserts, only the people should have that all-powerful right.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780872200692
 
from Hackett Pub Co Inc (June 1, 1988)
9780872200692 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.95
About: "Man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780486426921 Book cover for 9780872200685 Book cover for 9781452841366 Book cover for 9781461078326
 
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With Jean-Jacques Rousseau | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 26, 2011)
9781461078326 | details & prices | 104 pages | List price $7.75
About: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778) was a major philosopher of 18th-century Romanticism.
With Jean-Jacques Rousseau | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 6, 2010)
9781452841366 | details & prices | 105 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $12.00
About: On the Social Contract, written by legendary author Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is widely considered to be one of the greatest classic texts of all time.
With G. D. H. Cole | from Dover Pubns (February 13, 2003)
9780486426921 | details & prices | 97 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $3.00
from Hackett Pub Co Inc (November 1, 1988)
9780872200685 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $9.00

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